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Chocolate Cream Pie

by Janelle 11.28.2011
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If you are looking for the perfect chocolate pie to bake this holiday season, look no further than my Chocolate Cream Pie. A family-favorite, this deliciously creamy and chocolately pie is a guaranteed hit. Start out by baking a homemade pie crust made with Wondra for a more tender, flakier crust than regular flour. Then, […]

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Mini Chocolate Meringues

by Janelle 11.22.2011
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Although making meringues seems daunting, I set out to make homemade meringues and prove how easy they are to make! Meringues are one of my favorite traditional French desserts, their light-as-air, puffed texture and beautifully piped design makes them an elegant and delicious treat. With only egg whites and sugar, meringues are a low-fat dessert […]

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Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes

by Janelle 10.24.2011
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If you are looking for a spooky, fun dessert for Halloween, look no further than my Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes. With low-fat cake batter (recipe courtesy of Skinny Taste), made with Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, canned pumpkin and water (that’s it!) and my very own recipe for homemade whipped vanilla meringue frosting, these […]

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Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

by Janelle 07.02.2011
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New York pastry chef François Payard is renowned for many dessert delicacies, but my all-time favorite is the divine Flourless Choolate-Walnut Cookie. If you have ever visited his chic Upper East Side pâtisserie, you most likely witnessed the sight (and cult-following) of these amazingly unique and delicious gooey chocolate cookies.

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Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Janelle 06.08.2011
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I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but they are usally too big and loaded with lots of unhealthy ingredients, so I decided to shake it up a bit. I started with a classic Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, changed a few ingredients around to boost flavor, and formed them into irrestible bite-sized treats […]

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Chocolate Covered Banana Pops Recipe

by Janelle 05.23.2011
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This weekend my Mom and I made Chocolate Banana Pops for a delicious and healthy summertime dessert. Not only are these pops easy and fun to make, but they are a fabulous way to get a chocolate fix while enjoying fruit at the same time! The pops can be served refrigerated or frozen for an […]

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Rachael Ray’s Chocolate “Pots de Creme” Cups with Whipped Cream

by Janelle 05.22.2011
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One of my favorite desserts my grandmother makes me is Rachael Ray’s Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream. This recipe is so easy, yet totally elegant and delicious at the same time. The chocolate custard is served in demitasse cups and topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprig of fresh mint, making it a […]

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Jacques Torres’ Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

by Janelle 05.11.2011
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Chocoholics from near and far have been flocking to Jacques Torres’ renowned chocolate shops in Manhattan’s TriBeCa and Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhoods for years — and for good reason. The French chocolatier gained famed while serving as the revered Pastry Chef at NYC’s Le Cirque restaurant and has been featured on numerous TV shows including PBS […]

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Outrageous Hot Fudge Sauce

Thumbnail image for Outrageous Hot Fudge Sauce by Janelle 01.25.2011

I am thrilled to share a recipe for Outrageous Hot Fudge Sauce. It is a dead-ringer for the famous hot fudge served at Brigham’s Ice Cream Parlour in Boston, MA. A New England tradition, Brigham’s is known for its velvety, rich hot fudge smothered on top of homemade ice cream.

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Happy National Dark Chocolate Day!

by Janelle 11.10.2010

My kind of holiday. Today (and every day for that matter) let’s celebrate all of the amazing benefits of eating dark chocolate. According to many health professionals, dark chocolate contains many antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries) and can keep your heart running well by lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. Looking […]

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